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ISBN: 9781802822632

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed Blackbird family – the A-12, YF-12, and SR-71 – were the most remarkable reconnaissance and evaluation aircraft ever designed. Routinely flying more than 15 miles above the earth, at three times the speed of sound, the extraordinary black jets flew operationally from only three locations worldwide. The A-12 and SR-71 overflew some hostile nations, including North Korea, North Vietnam, and Cuba, but only flew peripheral reconnaissance adjacent to the traditional foes of China and the Soviet Union. Numerous surface-to-air missiles were fired at Blackbirds, and many interceptors were launched to try and shoot them down, but none ever found their target.

Despite being shrouded in secrecy throughout their entire service lives, some details have subsequently been made available, ensuring the Blackbirds remain as fascinating today as they were during the height of their career.

With more than 170 images, including tail illustrations and commemorative badges, this book details the aircraft, the bases that supported operations, and the types of missions flown and their destinations.

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ISBN: 978 1 80282 263 2

Price: £15.99

Series: Historic Military Aircraft Series, vol 17

Format: Paperback, 96 pages

Author: Bob Archer